Leigh on Sea News - community

Raising awareness in Southend of hate crime

Pop-up information stands will be cropping up in Southend next week as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.

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Southend YMCA Summer Programme Leaves Lasting Impression on Leigh Community Centre

Throughout the month of August, Southend YMCA hosted a free Summer Programme at Leigh Community Centre for children aged 8-12 years old.

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Council seeks views of local people on best approach for new Southend Local Plan

The council is preparing a new Local Plan to help guide future growth and development in the Borough over the next 20 years and is seeking views of local people on the best approach to take in how best to plan for future development needs across Southend-on-Sea.

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Survey shows 83% support for new PSPO in Leigh-on-Sea

A new public space protection order (PSPO) could be introduced from Chalkwell seafront to Leigh-on-Sea to reduce anti-social behaviour.

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Can you Make Southend Sparkle?

Make Southend Sparkle is running a community campaign to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in the town during the first two weeks of July.

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Leigh Farmers' Market Reopens

After, what feels like a lifetime, Leigh Town Council are excited to welcome back our regular Farmers’ Market at Leigh Community Centre.

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Seafront summer volunteers are back!

Beach welfare officers have been busy patrolling the shoreline making sure residents and visitors have a safe trip to Southend’s seafront.

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More social housing for town as planning is approved

Plans to build 21 new family homes on former disused garage sites have been given planning approval.

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Speeding up the Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled residents who need adaptations done to their home could have the work done more quickly, with the council’s cabinet set to discuss a policy amendment to the Disabled Facilities Grant policy.

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Appreciation for our community volunteers

Volunteers Week 2021 has arrived, and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to thank and celebrate our community volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

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Bric-a-Brac Trail Returns this June

Following the success of 2020's first Leigh on Sea Bric and Brac Trail, the organisers have set a date for another event in June 2021.

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Residents asked for views on powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Residents are being asked if powers should be introduced to tackle anti-social behaviours in Chalkwell and Leigh-on-Sea.

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Leigh Sailors Launch International Sailing Magazine and Podcast

Podcast launched to mark the first anniversary of Ocean Sailor Magazine, brainchild of Kraken Yachts chairman Dick Beaumont.

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Thank you to our Keyworkers!

Southend Youth Council has set up a key worker project, on behalf of the young people in the Borough, recognising the efforts and hard work of our keyworkers over the past year.

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‘Imagining a New Future’ exhibition comes to Southend High Street

Focal Point Gallery is delighted to announce a display of drawings, photos, video, poetry and text created by local residents during 2020 on the theme of ‘Imagining a New Future’.

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The Power of Smell

We often think that it is only a walk that will give our dogs stimulation and exercise. A walk is very important and a dog should be taken out daily, to help them keep fit and healthy...

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New security initiatives introduced in Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea

Several security initiatives are being introduced to the Old Town area of Leigh-on-Sea to heighten security and safety in the area.

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The Council and SAVS are recruiting diverse ‘community champions’ to distribute £1.5m funding

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) are working together to recruit local community champions to help distribute £1.5m of funding for local communities.

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Befriending scheme launched for former homeless people

A new befriending scheme designed to help former rough sleepers successfully adapt to life in their new homes has been launched by Southend Churches Community Support and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Story Telling adventure for World Book Day

Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.

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